Tagged: Environment Levy

Road fencing sought to protect our koalas

November 8, 2017Posted in: Environment

Koala in tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging the support of our State and Federal leaders to install wildlife fencing to reduce the amount of koalas struck by vehicles. Letters have been sent to State and Federal Members representing our Shire seeking support to fence two known koala hot-spots adjacent to the Hume Highway near Alpine. The call...

Council a finalist in 2017 Local Government NSW Awards

August 25, 2017Posted in: Environment

Koala in tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council has been recognised for environmental excellence in the 2017 Local Government NSW Excellence in the Environment Awards. Now in their twentieth year, the awards recognise outstanding achievements by local government in managing and protecting the environment. Wingecarribee Shire’s Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project is one of six finalists in the category of...

Backyard Safari photo exhibition winners announced

July 25, 2017Posted in: Environment, Events

Budding wildlife photographers from across the Southern Highlands have been recognised by Council at a special presentation celebrating World Environment Week. Announcing the winners of the Backyard Safari Photo Exhibition was Wingecarribee Shire Council General Manager Ann Prendergast. “I’d like to thank all the photographers for taking the time to contribute to this photographic exhibition...

Council awards funds to 59 community projects

June 29, 2017Posted in: Community

Kangaloon Hall

Community service providers along with sporting, cultural and health support groups are some of the community groups set to benefit from Wingecarribee Shire Council’s latest round of community grants and donations. Fifty nine local community projects totalling $127,600 were allocated funding as part of the 2017/18 Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme. Of the 59 grants allocated,...

Students shine while speaking for the planet

May 30, 2017Posted in: Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council would like to congratulate all students involved in the inaugural Speaking 4 the Planet competition held in May. The public speaking and drama competition was held on Friday 19 May 2017 at Chevalier College. Run in conjunction with June’s World Environment Day, Speaking 4 the Planet provided an opportunity for students to...